Yoshiaki Fujitani oral history interview, part 7 of 8, January 19, 2002

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After receiving his training in Minnesota, Yoshiaki Fujitani was sent to Camp Richie to work in the Pacific Military Intelligence Service Research Section (PACMIRS), where he translated captured Japanese documents. When the war ended, he was sent overseas to Tokyo, Japan, where he worked at the Allied Translators and Interpreters Section (ATIS). He describes how the people in Japan begged the American soldiers for food -- he gave one man a box of Almond Rocas. Before returning to the United States, his cousin - who served in the Japanese Army - gave him his Samurai sword, since as an American soldier, he was part of the conquering forces.

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00:29:07

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2002OH0224_07_Fujitani

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Fujitani, Yoshiaki: narrator, Miyamoto, Phil: interviewer, and Go For Broke National Education Center: publisher, “Yoshiaki Fujitani oral history interview, part 7 of 8, January 19, 2002,” Japanese American Military History Collective, accessed June 16, 2024, https://ndajams.omeka.net/items/show/705.